In Brazil's Maranhao State, indigenous groups are battling a powerful logging mafia to protect the region's remaining and fragile Amazon rainforest. After years of decline, deforestation is again on the rise, threatening a terrifying climate change tipping point.
The Rio Atrato is a lifeline for communities in Colombia's Pacific coast. Now, they're fighting to save the river after industrial mines polluted the water and armed groups competed for territory.
Illegal logging and land seizures are driving this ominous yet overlooked scientific trend.
When dams went up in the Brazilian Amazon, the rivers across the border in Bolivia rose, spurring permanent environmental and cultural changes.
Amanda Michelle Gordon, a New Yorker with ASD (autism spectrum disorder), ponders both the level of understanding of autism and the culture of Brazil's economic hub.
The women who live next to a notorious Brazilian prison, caring for jailed spouses, experience second-hand horrors when a deadly riot breaks out.
El Salvador's violence and murder rate have prompted many to seek asylum. But, with the United States' strict immigration policies, people like Manuel are being sent back.
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What's hiding two hours from a Peruvian city, buried in the Amazon? This short film explores the spiritual and scientific significance of Peru’s boiling river and ways to protect it.
After a devastating flood breached a fish farm in Peru in the 70s, the paiche has invaded a quarter of Bolivia’s Amazon, upending a delicate ecosystem and remaking a regional economy.
While reporting on property rights in Argentina, grantee Olivia Sohr struggled to find available data. Here's a look into how she navigated the disorganized system in Buenos Aires.
Most of Guyana's suicides occur in rural regions, where people turn to alcohol and self-harm to cope with feelings of hopelessness and economic despair.
We’ve all heard stories about abusive orphanages. But there’s a bigger problem: good orphanages. Rich countries abolished orphanages decades ago. So why do we keep them going in poor countries?
As both sides struggle to implement the 2016 peace accords in Colombia, religious organizations have stepped in to support the fragile peace and rebuild communities previously divided by violence.
Tropical forests are tipping from carbon sink to source, threatening a crucial hedge against runaway climate change in the violent, corruption-stained Brazilian Amazon.
Brazil has put laws into place to serve the autistic community, but barriers exist that prevent legal rights from becoming a reality.
Brazil’s prison system is in crisis. The wives and mothers of inmates at Alcaçuz—some who live right next door to the maximum-security prison—are its unseen victims.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
The arrival of a monster has permanently transformed the communities and ecosystems of northern Bolivia's Amazon.
After five decades of war, Colombia's government made peace with the FARC rebels. Now scientists are racing to study areas that were once too dangerous to explore.
What happens when people are given property titles for houses they are living in? This project studies the impacts in three countries.
After more than 50 years of conflict, Colombia is trying to reintegrate thousands of rebels and paramilitary fighters into society. Scientific evidence suggests this will be challenging at the least.
A new generation suffers from heavy metal pollution, with little relief in sight.
Journalist Jill Langlois and photographer Lianne Milton, reporting on Alcaçuz Federal Penitentiary in Brazil, introduce us to two women whose husbands survived a massacre in the prison.
Susan Meiselas documents the Garifuna people’s fight for their land rights in Honduras in the midst of development and conflict with private investors and the government.
Lizzie Wade traveled to Colombia to document how the country’s peace deal with FARC, a guerrilla group at war with the Colombia state from 1964 to 2016, is opening up new opportunities for field work.
Grantee Danny Gold reports on the young men abandoning gang life in El Salvador to join the evangelical church.
The arrival of a giant fish species has permanently transformed the communities and ecosystems of northern Bolivia's Amazon.
How can property titles change someone’s life? A look at the evidence on social housing in Buenos Aires and how being a legal owner can have an impact on quality of life.
The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from acupuncture to laying of hands to the doctor's office. Science producer for PBS NewsHour Nsikan Akpan journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.
Grantee Ricardo Martínez spent two weeks at 4,300 meters near Cerro de Pasco, Peru. There, almost 100,000 people have to endure heavy metal pollution every day as it leeches into a 936km2 watershed—and many kids are dying.
Sara Reardon, Adam Levy, and Greg Kendall-Ball take you behind the challenges Colombia faces as it reintegrates tens of thousands of people back into society following the 2016 peace treaty.
Pulitzer grantee Bram Elbus investigates the connection between political unrest in Venezuela and the government's focus on mining and extracting natural resources.
Tracey Eaton reports from Bolivia, finding a number of problems to report on while looking into child labor laws.
As Venezuela’s social and economic crisis deepens, thousands of citizens are taking to the streets. Meanwhile, a quieter humanitarian one is unfolding as hunger and malnutrition spread.
In a major new environmental journalism initiative, the Pulitzer Center is administering a $5.5 million fund dedicated to covering the world's rainforests.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Rainforest Journalism Fund, a five-year, $5.5 million initiative focused on raising public awareness of the pressing environmental issues facing the world’s tropical forests.
Here you will find reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
This week: investigating family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, performing poetry in front of the White House, and explaining heavy metal mining in Peru.
Yemeni detainees being without charges decry abuse, the search for the Tasmanian tiger continues despite its supposed extinction, and the 2016 peace deal in Colombia has opened new areas to scientists.
Panelists at the "Beyond War" conference share stories of local peacebuilding efforts.
Grantees honored for their data journalism work covering indigenous people's land rights in Panama.
This week: How global warming is thawing the arctic, children in a Peruvian mining town are suffering negative health effects, and in Kenya refugee children from 19 countries live together.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists and Pulitzer Center grantees honored for economic, investigative coverage in Suriname.
American University professor travels to Peru to explore the intersection of religion and climate change.
Guyanese-American journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee discusses how her work connects her personal history with Guyana's complicated political past
This week: U.S.-bound Cuban immigrants are told to turn around, a Dominican haven for Holocaust refugees is now a sex tourism capital, and our genetic war against mosquitos.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
Through these articles, students will explore diverse cultures and connect to pressing issues facing Spanish-speaking communities.
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."
Guide your students in creative, expository, and persuasive writing, class debates, and science communications exercises designed for any subject area.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
Find all the context you need to teach "Losing Earth," including historical timelines and original transcripts from Senate hearings on climate change.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?
Students analyze the use of images to visualize the human impact of the socioeconomic changes in Venezuela in order to select an image that encapsulates the economic struggles facing Venezuelans.